Eurasia Review — Op-ed: Are Falling Prices a Bad Thing?

Posted 01/23/2015

Eurasia Review “Op-ed: Are Falling Prices a Bad Thing?” By Dr. Randall Holcombe, JMI Senior Fellow January 22, 2015  Popular opinion seems to be that falling prices–or even stable prices–are bad for the economy, but I’ve never seen any good arguments about why. I’ve just read another article about this, that gives six clearly numbered reasons, so …

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SaintPetersblog — Jeff Atwater speaks before JMI luncheon at the start of “Thrift Week”

Posted 01/21/2015

SaintPetersblog “Jeff Atwater speaks before JMI luncheon at the start of ‘Thrift Week’” By Ryan Ray January 21, 2015 State Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater gave the keynote address Wednesday morning at a luncheon celebrating the James Madison Institute’s “Thrift Week” initiative to promote less spending and more accountability in state government. As JMI President …

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National Review Online — Florida Governor to Residents of High-Tax States: ‘It’s Your Money . . . Move to Florida!’

Posted 01/06/2015

National Review Online “Florida Governor to Residents of High-Tax States: ‘It’s Your Money . . . Move to Florida!’” By John Fund January 6, 2015 “Scott Will Use Inaugural Address to Promote Florida as Tax Haven” is theheadline in today’s Tampa Tribune. The reference is to today’s inaugural speech by which re-elected GOP Governor Rick Scott will …

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Florida: The Turnaround Story

Posted 08/18/2014

Read Full Post Florida’s tax model gets it right

Posted 04/22/2014

As our nation continues to rebuild from the historic recession — as we look for ways to attract businesses, boost incomes, and lower the unemployment rate — the most exciting reforms are taking place at the state level. At the center of this economic retooling process is the move by governors across the country to …

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2014 – Policy Brief – “Florida Retirement System Reform: Why Now?”

Posted 04/16/2014

Read the full report: Florida Retirement System Reform: Why Now? Executive Summary: The Florida Retirement System should move toward a defined contribution system now to avoid the unfunded liabilities that continue to build because of its cur- rent structure as a defined benefit system.  Opponents of reform argue the current system is 85 percent funded …

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2014 Winter-Spring Edition of The JMI Journal

Posted 02/25/2014

VIEW FULL JOURNAL: Winter-Spring 2014 Florida Ranks High on Issues That Matter (PDF).

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RELEASE: Florida’s Dirty Dozen: Twelve Repealers That Can Boost Business, Create Jobs and Change Florida’s Economic Policy for the Better

Posted 02/18/2014

The Institute for Justice just released their latest study, “Florida’s Dirty Dozen: Twelve Repealers That Can Boost Business, Create Jobs,and Change Florida’s Economic Policy for the Better” with foreword from Dr. Bob McClure, president and CEO of The James Madison Institute. Read the full study here. Foreword from Dr. McClure: Governments too often go well …

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JMI’s 2014 New Year’s Resolutions

Posted 12/31/2013

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2013 JMI Summary of Key Legislation

Posted 05/13/2013

Table of Contents: (Click on titles for full summary) EDUCATION: HB 867 (SB 862)/FAILED: Relating to Parent Empowerment in Education by Rep. Trujillo (Sen. Stargel) SB 1076 / SIGNED by Governor: Relating to K-20 Education by Sen. Legg SB 1108 (HB 465) / SENT to Governor:  Relating to Exceptional Student Education by Sen. Gardiner (Rep. …

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